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Library Consultant - Northern Field Office

Library Consultant

Idaho Commission for Libraries

Open for Recruitment: March 24, 2017 - Open until further notice
Announcement # 02908069812
Salary Range: $25.92 per hour -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Moscow

The Idaho Commission for Libraries is now accepting applications
for an
Area Field Consultant for northern Idaho 

A career with the Idaho Commission for Libraries offers the qualified candidate the opportunity for both challenge and reward in a culture of collaboration, innovation, and continuous improvement.  This position currently works from ICfL’s Northern Field Office, located in Moscow, Idaho, although we are willing to consider alternate locations in northern Idaho.

This position reports to the Deputy State Librarian and is responsible for carrying out duties with minimal oversight, while providing expert-level consultation primarily to publicly-funded public libraries in the 10 northernmost counties of Idaho.

This position requires frequent travel.  A valid driver's license is required.

The initial review of applications will take place on 4/20/17.  Please apply as soon as possible to ensure you are considered.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Consults with and provides problem-solving assistance to administrators, governing boards, and staff on matters related to library plans, management, governance, services, funding, and grant programs. 
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate statewide plans and programs for library development in a collaborative environment.
  • Provide guidance on library services, management, and governance including roles and responsibilities of public library directors and trustees.
  • Advise and counsel libraries on the impact of laws governing public libraries. 
  • Facilitate and conduct public meetings.
  • Cooperate in identifying continuing education needs related to library directors, staff, and boards and in developing programs to address those needs.  Plan, prepare, and provide appropriate training. 
  • Work with internal and external customers to identify appropriate projects for possible grant funding; assist applicants in grant application procedures; work with ICfL Grants Officer and other staff to evaluate grant applications and monitor grant projects. 
  • Keep abreast of state and federal laws affecting libraries, current best practices for libraries, and national and global trends in library services.
  • Collaborate with other ICfL staff on statewide library development issues, training, continuing education, and other overlapping responsibilities; participate in ICfL staff meetings and appropriate committees.
  • Provide guidance in developing community relations and partnerships.
  • Represent the interests and needs of Idaho libraries on local, regional and national task forces and organizations. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or comparable combination of education and experience.
  • Considerable knowledge of professional principles and practices of library science; current trends in library services and development.
  • Some knowledge of grants administration.
  • Experience planning and evaluating library projects, programs, or services; using facilitation, decision-making, and problem-solving techniques with groups; planning, developing and presenting training.
  • Experience identifying legal issues affecting governance of libraries. 
  • Valid driver’s license

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Public library management experience
  • Experience consulting with external customers
  • Experience with governance and the creation and maintenance of policies and bylaws
  • Experience with strategic planning
  • Experience working with groups, advisory groups, and professional organizations


The examination is a rating of your education and experience. Enter your responses to the questions in the spaces provided in the examination. You must have the minimum level of experience or education described for each question addressing minimum requirements to qualify for this position. Scoring will be based on the information you provide. A minimum rating of 70 is needed to pass this examination. Notification of your test results will be available online when the review process is complete.

To preview the exam, click on the “Preview Exam” link at the bottom of this page (you will not be able to take the exam from this screen). If you wish to take the exam, click on any Apply Online button and follow the instructions provided.

How to Apply:

Click on any Apply Online button and follow the instructions provided to complete the Application Checklist and Exam for this position.

When updating your online application information, please select:

  • Idaho Commission for Libraries under "Agencies"
  • Full-time under "Job Type/Shift"
  • Moscow under "Cities"

When updating your online application information, you must complete all items in the Application Checklist (this includes: Personal Information, Education, Work History, Cities, Agencies and Job Type/Shift).  Without this information, your name cannot be referred to the hiring agency.


Preview Exam

At the discretion of the appointing authority, compensatory time off may be provided in lieu of overtime cash compensation.

Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. In addition, preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources.